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Fire Histories: Overview of Methods and Applications [ Tech Notes No. 2 (HTML, 23k) ]
by K. Maruoka and J. Agee (University of Washington)


A fire history documents past fire events, which occurred under different climatic and floristic conditions than current conditions. Thus, applying fire history to forest management should be done with caution after considering these influences. Nevertheless, a fire history of an area can provide valuable information about the influence of fire on forest development. This understanding can be used by managers interested in using fire to achieve management goals.

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